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‘Social media influencer’ to return clothes ‘borrowed’ from store after theft complaint

Posted at 11:57 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 11:57:06-04

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A “social media influencer” who made an agreement with a Rocky River store to return over $300 worth of clothing after a photo shoot eventually agreed to return the merchandise, but only after the store owner filed a theft complaint with police.

According to police blotter from the Rocky River Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 13 at about 1 p.m., police went to a local clothing store on Old Detroit Road to investigate the complaint.

The owner of the store reported that she agreed to let the influencer borrow the clothing valued at about $352 for use during a photo shoot, and in return, the store would be mentioned. A signed agreement was reached that the clothes would be returned on Sept. 9.

When the clothes weren’t returned, the owner contacted the influencer via Instagram, the police report states. The influencer made excuses why she couldn’t return the clothes and eventually stopped responding.

The influencer finally agreed to return the clothes after she was advised that the alternative was a theft charge.

As of Monday, the case remains open pending the return of the clothes.